protease

Definitions of protease
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n any enzyme that catalyzes the splitting of proteins into smaller peptide fractions and amino acids by a process known as proteolysis

Synonyms:
peptidase, proteinase, proteolytic enzyme
Types:
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caspase
any of a group of proteases that mediate apoptosis
ACE, angiotensin converting enzyme, angiotensin-converting enzyme
proteolytic enzyme that converts angiotensin I into angiotensin II
plasminogen activator, urokinase
protease produced in the kidney that converts plasminogen to plasmin and so initiates fibrinolysis
renin
a proteolytic enzyme secreted by the kidneys; catalyzes the formation of angiotensin and thus affects blood pressure
Type of:
enzyme
any of several complex proteins that are produced by cells and act as catalysts in specific biochemical reactions

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